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Artoria species?

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Species:
Artoria species?
(ID as explained below)
Family:
Lycosidae
Body length:
female: perhaps 6 mm
male: 4 mm
Habitat:
In a shallow open burrow but usually found wandering
Toxicity:
May be too small to cause human illness but handle with caution
Artoria species?
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Another male
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The identity of the spider shown on this page is uncertain. It is labelled here as a possible Artoria species because its appearance closely resembles that of Artoria mckayi except for the white patch at the rear of the abdomen. This may just be a characteristic of the male of A. mckayi or may indicate that it is a closely related species.

Spider(s) with a very similar appearance: Several Australian lycosids, especially other Artoria species.


Email Ron Atkinson for more information.    Last updated 13 May 2017.